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newscricket8 days ago

Kohli doesn't back players as much as Ganguly used to, opines Mohammad Kaif

Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has opined that Sourav Ganguly was a classic leader who would back his players to the hilt, which isn't the case with Virat Kohli. He also added that if a player isn't backed properly, it leads to fears and doubts in his mind, which doesn't bode well.
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newscricket25 days ago

ICC confirms Men’s T20 World Cup move to UAE and Oman

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Men’s T20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates and Oman from India in October. The board also confirmed that Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Oman Cricket Academy ground will serve as the venues.
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newscricketa month ago

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah confirm BCCI’s move to host World T20 in the UAE

Ahead of the global T20I tournament in October, BCCI’s President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah have confirmed the move to the Middle East with the COVID-19 situation in India not improving. Despite the venue change, BCCI would retain the hosting rights for the tournament.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI to form committee to manage compensation for domestic cricketers 

In what comes as great news for India's domestic players, the BCCI will form a committee to compensate them after they have been hit by the pandemic. The impromptu Apex Council meeting which took place on Sunday also decided to pledge INR 10 crores to the Indian Olympic Association.
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newscricket2 months ago

Two years with India was very challenging, Ganguly didn’t want to improve his cricket, reveals Greg Chappell

Greg Chappell, looking back at his stint with India, has admitted that the two years he was the coach was a very challenging period for him, calling the expectations ridiculous. Alongside that, he also alleged that Sourav Ganguly didn’t work hard and never wanted to improve his game.
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newscricket2 months ago

India will tour Sri Lanka in July for an extended white-ball series, confirms Sourav Ganguly

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the Indian side will be touring Sri Lanka in July to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is, most probably with a second-string side owing to the all-format players travelling to England. Ganguly further conceded that IPL 2021 cannot restart in India.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | Multiple English counties offer to host remainder of IPL 2021 in September

Several English counties, including the MCC, Surrey and Warwickshire, have reportedly written to ECB offering to host the remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League season in September. Earlier today, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that BCCI were also looking at a potential September window.
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newscricket3 months ago

There was no COVID spike when we decided to host the IPL in India, defends Sourav Ganguly

Post the postponement of IPL, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has affirmed that there was no COVID spike in the country when they decided to host the IPL and had UAE as an option. Ganguly also confirmed that the Australian players, who were part of the IPL, will reach safely home via the Maldives.
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featurecricket3 months ago

What lessons the BCCI - and other boards - can learn from the IPL 2021 fiasco

Since even before the tournament began, IPL 2021 felt like a ticking time bomb and in many ways it was unsurprising when the competition met with a fatal accident in the form of a major COVID outbreak. What’s done is done, but what can boards learn from the catastrophe that was IPL 2021?
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newscricket4 months ago

Hopeful of hosting full domestic season and the best-ever World T20 event, claims Sourav Ganguly

The BCCI president, ahead of the opening fixture of the IPL 2021 season, claimed that he is hopeful of having a complete domestic season and also hosting the best ever World T20 even in India. He also credited the International and domestic players for staying in strict bio-secure environments.
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